A PLACE FOR ALL PEOPLE
TO COME TOGETHER AND MAKE ART
RAṄGA means "classes" or "classroom," in Irish. In Marathi, it means "color, hue and/or vibrancy of life." In Hindi, it means "paint," and can also mean "painted, tattoo, or pigment," in Sanskrit.
We think ALL of these translations apply to the RANGA house as an art community, workshop and gallery. RANGA is where everything made by local artist Nickhole Arcade & Friends lives, together under one roof.
WHAT WE DO
Community projects, collaborations and events like Art Party, photography, Repair Cafe Olympia, One Tiny Firework, PAINTNIGHT, Devata Dance, and products of RAṄGA side quests make up the family that lives inside the RAṄGA house.
Every first Friday of every month, we host Art Party - a free, all-ages event. We have a new theme every month, with projects centered around that theme. For example, October usually brings Autumn crafts. In 2017, we hosted an Owl & Autumn Crafts themed art party, where adults and kids alike came and crafted owls out of pinecones, painted owl rocks, and dissected owl pellets. We even have coloring pages at every event for toddlers who's only wish is to scribble all over a piece of paper!
The RAṄGA house is also home to a private tattoo, and Reiki studio. Nickhole Arcade offers private tattooing, energy-healing, guided meditation, ethically collected grounding products of the Earth, like prismatic mineral specimens, (also known as healing crystals).
HOW WE DO IT
We do it TOGETHER. The RANGA house offers membership, tutelage, and original art through donations/contributions made by members of the community. RANGA is able to operate and offer community based events because of you! When you sign up as a member, you have multiple levels of membership, which offer 'thank you' rewards based on the level you choose. Our 'Circle Club' members have up 50% off of all our paid events, and access to our private members-only forum online, as a thank you for helping us provide our services. By supporting the RAṄGA house, you are helping families who are looking for a safe place to create art, get involved in community projects, or just looking for entertainment, or a creative outlet outside of the home.
All membership fees go toward keeping RAṄGA operational and providing a community center for art.
WHAT IS THE RANGA CLUB?
The RANGA club is a membership platform that makes you a member of our club! There are many different levels of membership to accommodate your financial availability! The proceeds from all of our memberships goes towards keeping RANGA open, to provide a place for the community to come together and create art in all manners.
WHAT DO MEMBERS GET IN RETURN?
Being in the RANGA club is like having a season ticket AND box seats to every thing RANGA offers. Each level of membership comes with new rewards that we provide as a way to show our gratitude. Memberships start at $1! Every level of membership grants access to our members only forum, where RANGA members can socialize, talk about past events, share their art, or brainstorm about possible ideas for future events! You will gain access to our private Facebook group, as well as a raffle ticket in our monthly drawing to win ORIGINAL ART! Members also have access to the private forum of artist Nickhole Arcade, where she will post blogs, original art paintings, tips & tricks, etc.
(All rewards vary by membership level, and come with 'thank you' rewards that correlates with the levels dollar value)
SO HOW DO YOU SIGN UP?
If you're a fan of Nickhole Arcade's art, and/or want to support RANGA in the creation of new art/community events/ videos/writing/performance-art and more random, unpredictable art-things, this is the place!
As you can see, the list above is pretty varied...and who knows what's next...graphic novels? kids' books? comics? podcasts? I'm open. Most importantly... art.
THANK YOU ENDLESSLY!